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FLORA  INDICA.                                            85

femgo-lanceolatis acuminatis basi acutis remote denticulatis, pedunculis
lat/s elongatis, toro fructus elongate crasso carnoso. — Kadsura gran-
diflorax JTatt. Tent. Nap. p. 10. t. 14, Cat. 4985 kpartim! (spec, dex-
trum) («w* JB me C).

HAB.,:In Himalaya temperata, alt. 7-10,000 ped. : a Simla! ad
Bhotan'fj — (Fl. Mai. Jun.) (». v.)

Rttmuli graciles, cortice fusco. Folia 3-6 poll, longa, 1-2 poll, lata, petiolo l-l£-
poU., su^carnosa, supra lucida, subtus paUida. Pedunculi axillares, 1-2-pollicares,
basi squampsi, catcrum nudi, Ftvres diam. ultrapollicarcs, penduli, suavcolentes,
albi flavidi vcl rosci. Petctla rotundata vcl late ovalia, interiora scnsiui minora.
Filamenla indefiuita, superue libera, cylindrica. Anlltera ovales, eonncctivo crasso,
loculis discrctis conriectivo laicraliter iuscrtis lincari-oUougis subestrorsc longitudi-
naliter dehisceutibus. Tones fructus cyliudricus, C-9 poll, longus, incrassatus, car-
nosua, rubescens. JBaccte globosic, couchicte, pisi niajju., supcrue liueola brcviiio-
tata j testa semims Crustacea, iiiiiiutc pimctulata.

2. S* elongatum (Bl. 3?1. Jav. Sclriz. 17. t. 5) ; foliis ovatis acutis
vel acuminatis basi cuucatis, pedunculis elongatis filiformibus, toro
fructus vix canioso brcvi. — Sphasrostema gran diflor urn, WalL Cfe^4985
Jbpartim! (spec, sinistruvi) C !

HAB. In Himalaya orieutali temperata: Nipai3 IFallJ SikkLm! ; et
in mont. Khasia, alt. 5-GOOO pcd.! — (Fl. per tot. cost.) (v. v.)

DISTKIB. Java.

Rami fusci, rugosi, vcrruculosi. RdmuH Uuvcs, glaucesccntes, basi squamis per-
sistentibus stipati. Fotin strpc longe at'iimiimta, sublus jjallidavel glauca, 3-4- poll.
longa, li-3 lulft, petiolo 1-H-poll., ruboscentc. Pedtweuli axillarcs, siepc propc
basin ramuli nd u.\illas Iblionuti cloliipsoruni ])lurcs, ptcudo-fastigiati, pctiolos duplo
supcrautcs, b*isi sqiuuiuili^ 1-^ sulmlutis nuuili, cu'tcnuu nudi vcl inlerdum nicdio
uiiibracteolati. Jftttycs diainctru f,-p«ll., Ihividi. St'jifihr parva, iiuvqualia. Patala
pleruinquc sex, ovata, caviiosula, inavginc xucmbniuacuu, JuLcriora irjajorii. Stamina
prioris vcl Kiuhims Rufbtiryhltuur. Torus iructus S-o-pollicaris. Jititw graui pi[)C-
ris inaguitudhic, substipittitsc, glubosu1, supcruc cicatrice luicitri longiusvula uatatic.

It is a striking proof of tlic dilliculfy ol' dihtiuguishiug the plants of this family in
a dried state, that Dr. \Vallicli has confounded tin's species with the preceding,' from
wlrich it dillcrs in many important particulars. We \\wxj fortunate enough to find
it abundantly iu Khasia, as veil as in Sikkim, where it gro\\s at a lower level than
S. yrandijlorum . We refer our pluut without hesitation to the species figured and
described by Blumc, not^ithstuuding the absence of the bnictlet on ihc pedicel in
all our specimens, because it agrees in all other essential ptuticulurs, and one of the
pedicels in the plate is represented as \\iihout a hrudlct,

§ 2. T?ilamenti& in ylohiiM cotilUh; cuifltwfe circifar 15, alwolis
andnecii faHyitttdiudUer adnatls^ bilocidaribus, lonyttitdbwtitttr

3. S. propinqumn (Bl, Fl. Jav. Schix. 10) j foiiifj ovato-lauceo-
latis basi rotuudatis vcl uuiu'ati.s apicc lon^c aciuuinatis, pedunculis
petioles subuiqunutibus, toro fruciiw clongnto parum inorassato. —
Wall. Cut. "lOfiC ! -1(J.S7 U I (ywr. xtuixtr.) Kadsura i)roj>iiiciun, tt'ttlL
Tent. Nap. p. 11. L 15. y. pyriiblium, titit/iie, FL Jav. #<.•//>. ;;. 1U. t. ^
HAB. Tu Himalaya cxtcriori twnpcrala, alt, 4— 60UO pod. : Kuniaim,
Sir. et Vint.! JSipal,